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Shaving Weezie Jefferson
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quote:
Originally posted by davephlegmball:
Genesis was way better and far more interesting when Peter Gabriel was fronting.

Apples and oranges discussion. Just a matter of two completely different, but equally valid, directions. Peter and Phil would both disagree with you. They're quite fond of each other.
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There isn't an album I love of Billy Joel's (however, I think the first side of "The Nylon Curtain" is great) but he's certainly wrote a lot of songs I like. He's sold more than 150 million records and has had 33 Top 40 hits. I don't think he gives a flying flip what the critics think.

[ 05-10-2017, 11:30 AM: Message edited by: vtrockgod22 ]

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quote:
Originally posted by Crimson Mask from FL:
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Originally posted by davephlegmball:
Phil Collins on South Park was great. Other than that, he sucks. Genesis was way better and far more interesting when Peter Gabriel was fronting.

As I attempted to educate you last time you fronted off that horse sh*t...



Those who cannot remember the past, yada yada.

Should have called it the "Good Riddance" Tour.
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screw snarky hipster music critics

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quote:
Originally posted by murphdogg:
screw snarky hipster music critics

Joel has received that same basic criticism for many years. Nothing new.

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Robert Christgau to me is the worst of the worst. Pretentious, self-serving pseudo-intellectual nonsense masked as all-knowing music knowledge. His opinion means nothing and he is somehow referred to as the "dean of music critics". Kind of like having the biggest penis in your ant colony.

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quote:
Originally posted by Wolverine:
quote:
Originally posted by Crimson Mask from FL:
quote:
Originally posted by davephlegmball:
Phil Collins on South Park was great. Other than that, he sucks. Genesis was way better and far more interesting when Peter Gabriel was fronting.

As I attempted to educate you last time you fronted off that horse sh*t...




Those who cannot remember the past, yada yada.

Wasnt "Take Me Home" the closing credits music for SNME in the early years of that show? Proof that you can connect almost anything to wrestling!

Getting back on topic, werent Duran Duran also dismissed as lightweight fluff by critics in the 80s? Now most music critics consider them one of the best bands of the 80s (and even their later stuff has gotten acclaim), and legends of New Wave. Heck, Rolling Stone in the past badmouthed legendary albums like High Voltage, Mob Rules, and anything by Queen (im still wondering how "we will rock you" is a "facist anthem"). Critics can change.

I forgot about that. Queen is another band critics absolutely hated. Read Dave Marsh's Rolling Stone review of the Jazz album.
http://www.rollingstone.com/music/albumreviews/jazz-19790208

And The Game here.
http://www.rollingstone.com/music/albumreviews/the-game-19800918

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quote:
Originally posted by Shaving Weezie Jefferson:
Anybody who thinks the "Glass Houses" album is "terrible" is a raging dou*chebag.

Amen.

The non hits on that album are better than the "known" songs.

But I am a huge Billy Joel fan.

Not from NY/NJ area, but like cheese, I guess.

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quote:
Originally posted by Crimson Mask from FL:
Just more conformist f*ckery, like dissing Phil Collins. Beening like the Kewl Kids. No matter your musical prejudices, there's so much way worse sh*t out there than them.

I hate when people diss Phil Collins. It's just...wrong. Multi-talented artist. Actor etc.

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I think the Collins backlash is more due to his personality, rather than his musical catalogue (well, maybe "Sussudio"). His general douchey,hammy aura is what kills it for me .Nobody can say the man doesn't have talent or hasn't had a profound influence on a generation of drummers, he just seems like a dick.

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quote:
Originally posted by The Saviour of Misbehaviour:
I think the Collins backlash is more due to his personality, rather than his musical catalogue (well, maybe "Sussudio"). His general douchey,hammy aura is what kills it for me .Nobody can say the man doesn't have talent or hasn't had a profound influence on a generation of drummers, he just seems like a dick.

That plus he took a cool act with a unique style and turned it into a pop-tart act.
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quote:
Originally posted by davephlegmball:
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Originally posted by The Saviour of Misbehaviour:
I think the Collins backlash is more due to his personality, rather than his musical catalogue (well, maybe "Sussudio"). His general douchey,hammy aura is what kills it for me .Nobody can say the man doesn't have talent or hasn't had a profound influence on a generation of drummers, he just seems like a dick.

That plus he took a cool act with a unique style and turned it into a pop-tart act.
You have to admit that "Land of Confusion" is a great song (YMMV on the video though). Of course, if you want more anti-Collins ammo, just look at "Illegal Alien",,i dont know what he was thinking with that fake Latino accent.
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He was on a chat show over here (UK) and he was hunched over and walking with a stick. Quite sad really. I know he's still got a bazillion pounds, but still really sad.

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Stupid article and I'm dumber for having read it.

Melody, nitwit? Catchy means a lot. A veritable **** ton. Idiot thinks Joel's lyrics matter. I feel sick.

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quote:
Originally posted by DR. PAPUFNIK:
Up until the mid or late 80's, a number of critics hated Billy Joel. As I recall, in the late 70's, it was almost to a Michael Bolton level where he'd sell a ton of records but he was almost universally despised by critics. Billy Joel used to read his bad reviews on stage. Here's Rolling Stone's review of Glass Houses.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/albumreviews/glass-houses-19800501

This is the same Rolling Stone that consistently gives that garbage music made by Yoko Ono 4 stars.

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Shaving Weezie Jefferson
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quote:
Originally posted by bigpappacubfan:
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Originally posted by DR. PAPUFNIK:
Up until the mid or late 80's, a number of critics hated Billy Joel. As I recall, in the late 70's, it was almost to a Michael Bolton level where he'd sell a ton of records but he was almost universally despised by critics. Billy Joel used to read his bad reviews on stage. Here's Rolling Stone's review of Glass Houses.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/albumreviews/glass-houses-19800501

This is the same Rolling Stone that consistently gives that garbage music made by Yoko Ono 4 stars.
Always hated Yoko's musical attempts but this is pretty badass in a Lou Reed kinda way...


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davephlegmball
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I'd like to direct everyone back to the original topic. The same can be said about most "pop stars" like Phil Collins. As Twain said, "Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect."
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